Routine or God Parties

Numbers 29:1 (NLT): “Celebrate the Festival of Trumpets each year on the first day of the appointed month in early autumn.

Numbers 29:6 (NLT): These special sacrifices are in addition to your regular monthly and daily burnt offerings…

God can become a “habit” when He’s just part of our routine…

I often find myself thinking, well I don’t have much time right now so I’m going to shorten my devotions so I can get to… (But later I find time to binge watch or read a book or Facebook… etc)

Now don’t get me wrong – routine is something I rely on… It’s important for my mental health…

But there is routine and then there is “routine” with the later being no more important than putting on my coat because it looks like rain… It’s done with the reasoning and the purpose to get a brownie badge in case something comes up and God “owes” me a blessing because I spent at least 5 min with a Him earlier…

But that’s not how God works… He never changes… He’s the same yesterday and today and tomorrow…

What struck me the most about the celebration is that it changed the daily focus into a party! Everyone likes parties! We bring homage to God. I can share with others how majestic God is and has loved down on me, how He has been oh so gracious…

In dealing with mental health it’s so easy to focus on just the negatives… Especially the “I screwed up, my life is a mess, the world would be better off without me…
I don’t deserve anything” (which is actually right but through His sacrifice and death on the cross He instead calls me His child [John 3:16])…

I do need a shake up from time to time! A time to be thankful, a time to reflect and proclaim all that God has done in my life… It’s all about His glory…

I need God parties in my life… For these parties rescue me for life… And remind me to focus on the who, what, where, when, how and why aspects of my relationship with God…

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